"There will be no Dunkirk here. If we have to get out we will fight our way out. There will be no surrender and no retreat"
Australian General Les Morshead. Hero of Tobruk.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Belgians v Germans : Blitzkrieg Commander Battle Report
The brave Belgians and the Germans face off in a 1000 point meeting engagement of Blitzkrieg Commander. Both sides advance towards a farmhouse destroyed by the relentless Luftwaffe. Yours truly commands the Belgians, Guido commands the Hun.
The Belgians win initiative and move first, attempting an outflanking maneuver on the left. The Belgians have one awesome ACG-1, and two not so awesome FT-17's.
Unfortunately, the Belgian flanking tanks are up against a nasty German tank formation. Outranged and outgunned the Belgians are destroyed in a matter of minutes. Flanking maneuver failed.
The Germans decided they don't like cows and shoot them all. Here two German mortar teams set up behind a stone wall. Ready to rain suppression down on any Belgian infantry that advance towards the farm.
And here come the Belgians advancing along the right road. Infantry with a couple of HMGs in support. They come under heavy mortar fire. Yellow markers are suppression. Blue dice are the hits taken. Each unit needs 6 hits to be knocked out of the game.
More Belgian infantry advancing in the centre. This time they have 47mm SA-FRC anti-tank guns in support. However highly mobile German infantry are now in the farmhouse and are raining down fire on the attackers. Both AT Guns are suppressed and are soon knocked out without firing a shot.
The Belgians Alamo. They make it towards the protective cover of a stone wall and find more German cow atrocities. The Belgians have two anti-tank rifles which will surely put a halt to the advancing Panzers.
The Panzers line up on the Belgians left flank and let rip. The Belgians are under intense fire from armour, mortars, infantry and HMG's. Before long the Belgians reach breakpoint, fail their break dice roll and run off the battlefield. Germany victorious. The Belgians lost three tank units, two AT units, two AT Rifle units, and three infantry units before breaking and fleeing. The Germans lost one HMG unit and two Infantry units. Thanks for the game Guido.